2015 PCA Day 5: Main Event Rolls On
Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,000 Main Event has come to a halt at the end of Level 13. Canadian Hugh Drummond (pictured right) built the second-biggest stack of the day, tossing 456,800 chips in his bag. The overall chip leader heading into Day 3 is American Walter Fisher with 497,000.
A number of seasoned Canadian pros survived the day. Daniel Negreanu (295,600), Carter Swidler (258,400), Shyam Srinivasan (203,000), Mike Leah (185,000), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (119,900), Jonathan Roy (118,600), Shawn Buchanan (100,700), Sam Greenwood (87,100), and Jonathan Duhamel (77,700) were among the notables.
Several new faces also made a name for themselves on the day. Super High Roller participant Carlos Chadha ended the day with 322,800. Recent World Poker Tour Montreal runner-up Ratharam Sivagnanam will take 105,000 into Day 3. Christopher Lockhart (306,900), Samuel Tsehai (155,000), Ronald Lauzon (148,200), and Dean Murphy (70,000) will also fly the Canadian flag on Day 3.
Of the 507 players to enter the tournament room at noon, only 175 made it back out. The star-studded field will see Pratyush Buddiga (357,900), Jim Collopy (342,000), Liv Boeree (247,000), Bertrand Grospellier (212,400), Ole Schemion (192,600), and Olivier Busquet (190,700) return for Day 3. Retired Brazilian Football legend Ronaldo also secured a seat on Day 3, netting 146,300 chips. Professional golfer Sergio Garcia also played on Day 2, but he busted towards the end of play.
Some other less fortunate players eliminated from contention include last year’s PCA Main Event Champion Dominik Panka, Faraz Jaka, Vanessa Selbst, David “Bakes” Baker, Jake Cody, Tony Gregg, Dan Kelly, Chris Moneymaker, Shaun Deeb, Randy Lew, former PCA Champion Harrison Gimbel, and 2014 WSOP Player of the Year George Danzer.
The money bubble will burst on Day 3 with the elimination of 120th place. The 119 remaining runners will earn at least $17,800, but all eyes will be on the top prize of $1,491,580. Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada as the Canadian contingent battles for poker glory.